The vision of healthcare in Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees, Easington and Sedgefield is best described in the following statement:
“A patient centred and clinically driven local NHS that is responsive to the needs of local people, that can deliver the best quality health and social care available in an integrated and efficient way, provided in first rate facilities that are as close to home as possible by well trained professionals using state of the art equipment”.
Tees Services Review – 2003 to 2004
The consideration of health service provision across Teesside and the surrounding area dates back to the early 1990’s. A series of initiatives and reviews have taken place but implementation has been problematic. The most recent of these reviews was launched in 2003 by the NHS organisations and local authorities to develop health and related services across Teesside, parts of Sedgefield and Easington for the next decade and beyond. The Tees Services Review adopted a whole system perspective, focusing on primary and community services as well as acute services.
Acute Services Review – 2004 to 2006
Independent Reconfiguration Panel – 2006 to 2007